August 2018 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the books.

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
“I’m a list maker. Write it down. (Using my gel pens and a predetermined color scheme, of course.) Make it happen. Scratch it off. There is no greater satisfaction than a notebook full of beautifully executed lists.”

Uncharted by Erin Cashman
“Elizabeth Mayville did not hold with premonitions, deja vu, or any other superstitious nonsense.”

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
“I’m on the toliet at the 9:30 Club, and I’m wondering how mermaids pee.”

Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel 
” I can’t tell you how many cities, towns, villages I have passed through. I stopped caring about their names long ago.”

Royally Screwed by Emma Chase
“My very first memory isn’t all that different from anyone else’s.”

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
“They fire off a round of texts at me five minutes after midnight: We’re coming. Get ready.”

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
” This house was made for someone without a soul.”

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July 2018 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong 
“I have to.”

Asa by Jay Crownover
“Not too long ago when I watched a girl purposely get as drunk as this pretty one did, I would’ve moved in for the kill.”

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
“The list had arrived after Sloane had been gone two weeks.”

Built by Jay Crownover
“I met her at a bar.”

Rush by Kandi Steiner
“Palm South University. A small, private college tucked away in a shady haven right near the beach just south of Miami.”

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli 
“I don’t mean to be dramatic, but God save me from Morgan picking our set list.”

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
“Josh is Margot’s boyfriend, but I guess you could say my whole family is a little in love with him.”

P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han
“Dear Peter, I miss you.”

June 2018 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

The Last Star by Rick Yancey
“This is my body.”

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf
“King Sref of Cavanos watches me with the deadened eyes of a raven circling a corpse-patient, waiting to devour me the second I let my guard down.”

Rome by Jay Crownover
“It’s my favorite thing ever to have all the people I love in one place at the same time.”

Nash by Jay Crownover
High School… Not the best years of my life. “

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout 
“Dusty, empty shoe boxes, stacked taller and wider than her slim body, wobbled as she pressed her back against them, tucking her bony knees into her chest.”

Rowdy by Jay Crownover
“I don’t have a lot of great memories from my childhood.”

May 2018 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Paper Princess by Erin Watt
“‘Ella, you’re wanted in the principal’s office,’ Ms. Weir says before I can step inside her precalculus classroom.”

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
“Aliens are stupid.”

Broken Prince by Erin Watt 
“The house is dark and silent when I let myself in through the mudroom off the kitchen.”

Twisted Palace by Erin Watt
“‘ Where were you between eight p.m. and eleven p.m. tonight?'”

April 2018 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

 

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 
“Lost in the shadows of the shelves, I almost fall off the ladder.”

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
“I shouldn’t have come to this party.”

The Queen Underneath by Stacey Filak
“Gemma hurried through the tunnels of Under, avoiding piles that might be rubbish and could be worse.”

Halfway To The Grave by Jeaniene Frost
“I stiffened at the red and blue lights flashing behind me, because there was no way I could explain what was in the back of my truck.”

The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
“Undressing is an everday occurrence.”

February 2018 Reads | First Lines

 

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Torn by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“My blood, red as a freshly picked rose, bubbled up from the center of my palm like my hand was some kind of volcano of freaking doom.”

The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken
” The tea? Cinnamon. The coffee shop? Secluded. Dark. Inviting. The girl? Late.”

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
“Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood”

January 2018 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
“Each year, at the end of March, a great fair was held in Cría, the capital of Galla.”

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
“This is how I kill someone.”

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
” The sounds of laughter and music were dying down on the thousandth floor, the party breaking up by bits and pieces as even the rowdiest guests finally stumbled into the elevators and down to their homes.”

Final Girls by Riley Sager
“The forest had claws and teeth.”

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
“From where he’s standing across the street, Justyce can see her: Melo Taylor, ex-girlfriend, slumped over beside her Benz on the damp concrete of the FarmFresh parking lot.”

Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce
“The wolves of the Long Lake Pack, gorged on a careless mountain sheep, slept as they digested their meal.”

The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee
“It would be several hours before the girl’s body was found.”

Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Sweat dotted my brow. Tendrils of red hair clung to my neck. My legs fel like I’d been sitting in a sauna. I was pretty sure there was a waterfall of sweat coursing between my breast, and that alone put my mood somewhere between slapping someone and pushing them in front of a trolley.”

December 2017 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

By A Charm And A Curse by Jamie Questell
” Apologies to the people who love it here, but Claremore, Oklahoma, might actually be a circle of hell.”

Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry
” There are lie in life we accept.”

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry
” The instructions of the English homework I didn’t do hang out from the top of my folder : Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And Sorry I could not travel both.”

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L Armentrout
“I couldn’t move, and everything hurt- my skin felt stretched too tight, muscles burned like they’d been lit on fire, and my bones ached deep into the marrow. “

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
“First the colors.Then the humans.”

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
“It’s a weirdly subtle conversation.I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.”

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
Olivia knows what they are doing is stupid.”

Jet by Jay Crownover
“Jet Keller was all kinds of temptation wrapped up in too-tight pants and with too many personal demons hidden in those dark, golden-rimmed eyes.”

November 2017 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Haven by Mary Lindsey
A strangled scream accompanied the gratifying crunch of breaking bones.”

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny
” As the rest of the guest wandered the deck of the beach club under an early-evening midsummer sky, taking pinched, appraising sips of their cocktails to gauge if the bartenders were using the top-shelf and balancing tiny crab cakes on paper napkins while saying appripriate things about how they’d really lucked out with the weather because the humidity would be back tomorrow, or murmuring inappropriate things about the bride’s snug satin dress, wondering if the spilling cleavage was due to bad tailoring or poor taste (a look as their own daughters might say) or an unexpected weight gain, winking and making tired jokes about exchanging toasters for diapers, Leo Plumb left his cousin’s wedding with one of the waitresses.” (thats a long one)

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
“All the best things in my life have started with a Dolly Parton song. “

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
“It weren’t no secret Pa owned the best plot of land ‘long Granite Creek, and I reckon that’s why they killed him.”

Looking For Alaska by John Green
“The week before I left my family and Florida anf the rest of my minor life to go to boarding school in Alabama, my mother insisted on throwing me a going-away party.”

Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
“Top three awful moments of my life:
Meeting my biological father at ten
Breaking my arm in three spots at nine
Falling into a hole and being trapped there overnight with a dead body at eight
Other than that, I love my life. “

 

October 2017 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
“Dimple couldn’t stop smiling.”

Night Film by Marisha Pessl
“Everyone has a Cordova story, whether they like it or not.”

Yesternight by Cat Winters
“I disembarked a train at the little log depot at Gordon Bay, Oregon, and a sudden force- a charging bull – immediately slammed me to the ground.”

The Uninvited by Cat Winters
“I admit, I had seen a ghost or two.”

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
“The greased-slicked hair us a dead giveaway- no pun intended.”